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I have owned a 2003 VTX 1800c for awhile now and I love it. For longer rides I bought a 2006 Gold Wing and discovered that I love it too. A completely different experience. My plan was to sell my VTX after I got the wing. But..........I cant sell it. Im keeping it for shorter rides and just because I love it. So my wife thinks Im nuts, and maybe I am, but I am now the proud owner of the 2 best bikes in the world today. I am a happy man. Can anyone relate?
 

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I know what you mean, I have a 2006 1300 VTX and just bought a 1993 Goldwing. Each bike is a different experience. I would love to keep both but I know my wife won't go along with that.
 

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Sounds like you are collecting quite a stable of rides. Each is different and a great machine. Enjoy them both and ride safe..
 

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I've had my VF700C keeping the Wing company in the garage, and love riding it - nothing like twisting the throttle and running it up to 9000 rpm or so, hanging on for dear life.
I can't justify hanging on to both, so I'm doing the next best thing: selling the Magna to my son. At least I can go visit and take a ride once in a while. :)
 

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i know what you mean,i have a custom 05 roadstar,bought an 05 wing mainly for the wifes comfort & fell in love with it, and i just finished building a harley custom hardtail chopper! 1 will have to go (star or chopper) but i'll wait till economy picks up,i refuse to give'em away
 

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I have an '06 VTX 1300S and I recently purchased an '85 GL1200 Interstate. While I have used my VTX for cruising and touring, I plan to do a lot of riding on the Wing as well. The Wing will become my 'daily rider'. Even though I have to wear a suit to work everyday, I have the hardbags to store my jacket and laptop (which I can't do on the VTX).
 

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I too have a 2002 VTX Candy red retro I bought new. I have the Ultimate Four piece Big Boy seat but that did'nt help my wife. I bought a 1985 Aspencade a year ago and we went on an 1800 mile trip. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. The 1200 lacked a bit from both of us on it and pulling a trailer. We had a hard time maintaining speed on the uphill ride. The couple we went with have a 1999 Valkerye Interstate and they had NO problem like that. So a few weeks ago I sold the Aspy and bought a 1993 SE, loaded. It has a few quirks that I'm sifting through but all in all I think I bought a gem. My wife thinks I'm nuts for keeping two bikes too BUT I bought the X brand new and it owes me NOTHING. And on a day like this I'm glad I still have the X because the wing is down for belts replacement. It would have been done this weekend but I got the wrong ones, so the right ones are on on their way to me as I post.
 

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I had an 06 VTX(C) for three years. Not the best double up bike, but I didn't buy it for that reason. I bought it because it was the only bike in the showroom at the time that I knew my wife would afford when I came home to surprise her with what I did. Surprised she was !!!!! Then last year I decided that she had endured enough of my selfishness ( and I wanted something to go farther) so I convinced her that a Goldwing is a bike we could share together. End of story is : I got a Goldwing ( color her choice); Paid in full ( her choice ); Up-grades ( it's all for your comfort, dear ) And She hasn't even rode on it yet ! I think Mz. Vickie was happy to sell the VTX for $4,600.00. IT"S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Foolish woman.
 

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Sounds like a common theme here. I have my Ace Tourer which I love, but was uncomfortable for my wife. Now have the '88 Wing which she is enjoying very much and I am riding most of the time. Kept the Ace for my son to ride along with me. She loves that we have good father and son time together so.......have to have them both now! Love it when a plan comes together!
 

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I can't resist. I have to jump in on this topic. What's wrong with mutiple bikes? i don't see a problem.;) Some guys even have more than 2, right DDB? In my case even though I love my wing sometimes I just want to hop on something & go for a short blast or if you live close to work like me.

I've had my VF700C keeping the Wing company in the garage, and love riding it - nothing like twisting the throttle and running it up to 9000 rpm or so, hanging on for dear life.
That's exactly why I bought my 700S Nighthawk.:cool:
 

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I can't resist. I have to jump in on this topic. What's wrong with mutiple bikes? i don't see a problem.;) Some guys even have more than 2, right DDB? In my case even though I love my wing sometimes I just want to hop on something & go for a short blast or if you live close to work like me.



That's exactly why I bought my 700S Nighthawk.:cool:
I see absolutely NOTHING wrong with having multiple bikes. I wish I still had my 900 Customs. What a screaming machine.
 

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I can't resist. I have to jump in on this topic. What's wrong with mutiple bikes? i don't see a problem.;) Some guys even have more than 2, right DDB? In my case even though I love my wing sometimes I just want to hop on something & go for a short blast or if you live close to work like me.



That's exactly why I bought my 700S Nighthawk.:cool:
Disclaimer: Some men are married to a woman who have an innate appreciation for motorcycles.
 

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Disclaimer: Some men are married to a woman who have an innate appreciation for motorcycles.
That would be MY wife. Since I've bought the two different wings in two years, and went on a successful road trip last year, and she enjoyed the ride, she has a newfound likeness of my bikes.
 

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That would be MY wife. Since I've bought the two different wings in two years, and went on a successful road trip last year, and she enjoyed the ride, she has a newfound likeness of my bikes.
You give me hope. When I get Mz. Vickie on the bike for a ride, I'll stop envying others. I hope.
 

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You give me hope. When I get Mz. Vickie on the bike for a ride, I'll stop envying others. I hope.
In my wildest dreams did I EVER think I'd get my wife on my bike. I started small. I had a few 550 fours and just went to the end of the street. My street and the street that intersects my street are both dead end. I went SLOWLY and let her know ahead of time what I was going to do. I made sure she stayed right behind me and not counter lean when I did. Pretty soon we were going around the block, which is four miles. One mile each street. That was about fifteen years ago, and last year we went up through Michigan and across the Macinaw bridge into the U.P. Drove along Lake Michigan and into Wisconsin for a night. Went to the Dells for two nights then into Marion Iowa to see our son and daughter in law for a few days. Then it was back home to make it a week long trip. Start slow and small then expand. NEVER scare her until shes COMFORTABLE on it.
 

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Good advice. I tell new passengers to make a choice: I can either make them be scared of bikes forever or fall in love with the. I can give them whatever kind of ride they want. Of course they have always chosen the latter and they have never been disappointed yet! I am trying to win more good people to the sport of motorcycling, not scare them off.
 

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Disclaimer: Some men are married to a woman who have an innate appreciation for motorcycles.
In my wildest dreams did I EVER think I'd get my wife on my bike.

See boys, if I would have known you guys when we were all younger I could have saved you a lot of trouble. The secret is you have to find, meet, Fall In Love with, have her Fall in Love with you (That's the hard part!) a pretty little Country Farm girl that's tougher than a groundhog or YOU! and everything just works out. My little lady has been riding with me since she's 17 on the back of an OSSA 175SDR to boot. I used to cover her in mud & coal dirt from head to toe. :D:D:D:D:D:D

Check this out.
 

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I currently own a 2002 Z400 Suzuki, enduro, and I bought the Wing new in '08. I ride with my twenty-one year old boy with my Wing and his Kawi, Ninja. We have a really good time riding together. I ride the enduro's with my youger son.

The other day we experienced a pleasant riding day along with a system of bad weather which included a sand storm and terrential rain. But, it still was a memorable and great riding day. When my seventeen year old boy turns eighteen next year I will let him put his 2009 Kawi enduro on the road, and the three of us will be riding. Then my plan is to sell my 2002 Suzuki enduro and buy a chopper-bobber type of bike for the bar hopping or just short rides. That is my game plan - I just can't be vocal about these plans to the wifey. When the time is right I will take her out to show her the bike I want and tell her I want this for when I ride with the boys. Should work - wish me luck.
 

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Good luck

Sounds like a paln, it ought to work. :)
 
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